Galle Gladiators appoint Shahid Afridi as captain

Sunday, 22 November 2020 - 12:55

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Galle Gladiators have appointed former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi as their captain and domestic talent Bhanuka Rajapaksa as his deputy for the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Afridi last featured in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League play-offs.

LPL's inaugural season will start next week despite star players including Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga having pulled out of the tournament.

In the LPL, five franchisee teams, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna will compete in 23 matches.